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post #161 of 541
hi dingoes, hopelessly behind, though reading about the bullying and it just sends shudders down my spine. It is one of my biggest fears for DS. I was an extremely anxious child and, like mommajb, was quite insecure in relationships. Frankly this was not paranoia! I was in quite a 'cool' circle of friends, but would periodically find myself on the wrong side of the included/excluded line. It was just awful. I wish I could say that my insecurities had melted away, too

Plady, how is your leg feeling today? I am scratching my head wondering what it could be.

Gaye, I second Kerc's ideas. I generally make power points available online and students usually make notes in the margins. I think that it's a very helpful study device. A good lecture will tease out the most important concepts and data and you can make notes which make the slides comprehensible... hopefully! GOOD LUCK! And well done to your sister. I periodically consider returning to medical school, but then I remember I enjoy having spare time

Jo, get thee to the running roads!

terrible terrible times here in terms of forward motion. I have my sprint tri in September so I need to get moving. DS is teething something awful, and added to that indignity he's fighting off a virus which has him very feverish. Poor little fella. He had a temp of 103.5 on Sunday and was up ALL night that evening. Not much in the way of extra energy, then.. But we did just hire an odd job guy to come and help tidy up our yard (very behind because of our trip to the UK) and I just hired a nanny/cleaner for a few hours a week. I'm taking on much too much work at work so we need the help. I am especially looking forward to the 2 hours of cleaning

Okay, I am off for a run.. my first in a week

Oh, Jaygee, good luck with that testing! And I'd be curious about the swimming advice.
post #162 of 541
Plady, I hope your leg is just surprised by the biking and fine in the morning. As I drove back and forth repeatedly last night between the gym and the pool 3X each so a dozen trips in all between 5:00 and 7:30 not to mention 2 trips downtown yesterday I had the same thoughts about ditching the car. Downtown is a mile trip but 3/4 of it is a 10% grade, the other trips I could do by bicycle if our community was friendly that way. As it stands I am uncomfortable with the younger 2-3 riding on busy streets.

Gaye, your reportson school remind me I need to crack down and review. The IBCLC exam is next month. I have my power point lecture notes that pass for handouts all saved up.

RM, report back on your dad, okay?

jo,

Good luck today JayGee!
post #163 of 541
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Plady, could it be a popliteus strain? Is it on the inside of the calf, or the outside? Closer to the knee or the ankle? (Listen to me, like I know what I'm talking about !)
I'll go google that! It's on the outside. It is a bit better today but it's still sore. Of course, it's just better enough that I'm thinking about taking Alison to school in the Burley and then doing my grocery shopping as planned. Probably really dumb. But I'll need to get gas if I take the car and that just makes me feel ill.

Good luck with the compartment testing! I hope it is much nicer than you imagine.

Jo - I hope you're running, have run or are about to run! And the whole collecting honey may just be 'just one more thing to do' but it's still cooler than my list of 'just one more thing to do's.

La4 - I hope you've had your run too!

Off to Google.
post #164 of 541
When my alarm rang this morning I totally rolled over and decided not to run. Then I had to pee and I had a headache. Since I already had to drag myself out of bed and go downstairs to take care of these two issues, I decided I might as well run.

Four miles felt good and I decided to skip a shower before the bus stop and water the gardens instead, so I wouldn't have to work around DS's help on that chore. Man, the mosquitoes LOVE my sweaty body!

I thought I'd pull weeds after we got DD on the bus, but instead I'm sitting here being lazy. Maybe I'll shower and think about weeds later. This afternoon we're meeting our playgroup at a pick-your-own strawberries place, so that might be fun. I'm on a tight budget, though, so we'll have to see what they are charging for strawberry picking. This place makes their own doughnuts, too, and sells ice cream, so we'll have to do some calculating and prioritizing.
post #165 of 541
Compartment testing hurts. But now it's done. Not significant pressure changes for my lateral and both posterior compartments. Borderline significant (scored 11, 12 is the diagnostic criteria ) for the anterior compartment. Any my quest for a diagnosis continues.....
post #166 of 541
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Compartment testing hurts. But now it's done. Not significant pressure changes for my lateral and both posterior compartments. Borderline significant (scored 11, 12 is the diagnostic criteria ) for the anterior compartment. Any my quest for a diagnosis continues.....
Wow, their diagnostic criteria is a lot lower than my sports med doc's. I was in the high 20's and he doesn't diagnose until 30something. Anyway, I hope you find an answer soon! I got lucky and mine just kind of went away and the numbness only crops up when I eat a lot of gluten, so I'm usually GF during training and races now, weird I know.
post #167 of 541
Running group tonight. I am somewhat thankful for the rainy, cold weather because I won't have to deal with more comments about my hippie-ness and not shaving.

I'm feeling down and having junk for lunch. That oughta help.
post #168 of 541
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Wow, their diagnostic criteria is a lot lower than my sports med doc's. I was in the high 20's and he doesn't diagnose until 30something. Anyway, I hope you find an answer soon! I got lucky and mine just kind of went away and the numbness only crops up when I eat a lot of gluten, so I'm usually GF during training and races now, weird I know.
No, I didn't explain well . The difference between the first and second test was 11. My pre-run pressure was 18 and post-run was 29.
post #169 of 541
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Wow, their diagnostic criteria is a lot lower than my sports med doc's. I was in the high 20's and he doesn't diagnose until 30something. Anyway, I hope you find an answer soon! I got lucky and mine just kind of went away and the numbness only crops up when I eat a lot of gluten, so I'm usually GF during training and races now, weird I know.
I don't know, is that weird? There seem to be so many ways our bodies are affected by...well, everything.

I am 3.5mi into my running goals today. Stuck in the house on the TM, so I am breaking it into chunks. That belt gets hot and I have cabin fever. Because it's raining. Bright side, that 3.5 took 31min. I'll try to run another 30 min. Already did abs and pushups and some squats with kicks because I don't have weights. Feeling a ton better already. Might have to do with the note I sent to my bosses, too.

Did I mention my iPod died? Ugh. Dead.
post #170 of 541
I took the girls to school, went to the gym and lifted, showered and went to LLL where I found out the CSA I had contacted was going to let me in late. The lady's daughter cleans for one of the mothers that attends and the world is small. After coming home and making lunch I finally spoke with the counelor again and Ian has a schedule for fall that will do I think. He took the final for Algebra I and II and will take Geometry in the fall. I dropped the trig/pre calc testing as we chose age based placement for 8th grade and only half his classes are at the junior high as it stands. Anymore and we need a grade skip which we (by that Imean dh) doesn't want for various reasons. Dinner is made and ready, the girls will be home soon and all we have tonight is soccer (Ian) and swimming (Ian, Alice, Helen). I get the fun of choosing to sit on the bleachers with a 2 and 4 yo at either place. I feel so very accomplished but it is probably because I finally bought new tweezers and plucked the stray 2 hairs on my chin.
post #171 of 541
Wow, just two? Lucky.

I did it, back on the wagon and feeling better. But still way too much work to do and feeling cooped up. I think I need lunch and a shower. 6.5mi total.
post #172 of 541
RM - I am so sorry about your dad. How scary! I would be very tempted to take him to another hospital. If he can't stand from pain, that sounds like reason to go to the ER. (doesn't do justice to the emotion) To the driver running from the police. I hope your dad recovers quickly.

Bullies - My neighbor wrote a note to the teacher, and the social worker is now involved. I'm glad. She also talked to the mother, so they are going to try to get to the bottom of this. I also asked around the Brownie Troop, and found the girl of the other leader has recess with E, so they will hang out during recess this week. I just feel bad for her to have such a crappy end of the school year. I was talking to the girls about summer plans, and how we are going to have fun, starting with diet coke and Mentos experiments!

JayGee - A friend of mine suggested a small change to my stroke, and I took 3 seconds off my 50yd time when I did it. I wish I had an honest to goodness swim coach. Because I know there is more I could do, and am never quite sure if I'm making good changes!

So, I go for a followup tomorrow. I am hoping, hoping, hoping, that they will clear me for walking and bike riding. If they do, I'll do this tri over the weekend that I've already paid for, and just walk the 5k. I'm not holding my breath, though. But, it would be nice.
post #173 of 541
2.25 miles on the treadmill at the Y (under construction). I can't stand the treadmill, I can't stand construction sites, I combine both and I'm lucky I got out of there with 2 miles behind me. The half is next saturday (10 days ish away). I'm *so* not prepared. That's ok. I showered in the locker room and got a full-length view and frankly I'm now inspired to (a). eat less junk and (b). workout more. Blech, no wonder my pants don't fit.



pouring down rain here today. and by that I mean POURING rain. The kind where if you commute by bike you just don't even bother to put on the waterproof pants.
post #174 of 541
Here, too, kerc. Too chilly to spin honey, even. Last year's honey had begun to crystallize so I warmed it a little and strained out what was left still in comb. I ended up with 3.5 quarts of honey. And a big glob of beeswax I can make into something...or send to Nemesis... You want it still full of honey? Surely you can make it into a recipe. Like...chocolate chai spice with honey, maybe? Just thinkin aloud...I think Mandy's busy with work, right?

Speaking of, I think I stopped today. I sent a upward and then had a creative breakthrough while running. I need to breathe deeply, run daily and hang in there. Everything is OK and will be OK. Jeez, chill, Jo.

Also, I think I mentioned dh bought a tractor this week (41hp so we can do stuff with it). It should come Saturday. Not thrilled about the $$, but I confess excitement over the machine. Plows, haybines, balers and flat racks are in our future. We may soon be a real farm. We could even sell manure someday. I'm entertaining fantasies of dh "retiring" to farm at 50. That's in like 3 years, so unlikely...maybe 55.
post #175 of 541
Jo, you can send me anything you want! Although, if you have someone closer who might want it then go ahead. I have a friend that keeps bees here, and he is generous in our exchange rate.

I am struggling. I'm not even sure why. Last week I was, and I was so sure it was PMS-related because I felt so much better when AF finally showed up.
But here I am again, down and depressed. Tired. Overworked. Overwhelmed. Sad. Ugh.
DH got upset with me last night, then again this morning. This isn't our usual way of relating, and I feel like such a huge failure to deserve so much ire.

Ok.. just getting it out there. I've restarted iron supp., it did make a difference. Also, I'm eating healthier than I have in a long time. I should be feeling better.
Sorry to be a downer.
post #176 of 541
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No, I didn't explain well . The difference between the first and second test was 11. My pre-run pressure was 18 and post-run was 29.
Ahh makes sense, so we're about the same. I think my pre-run was lower but I'm not sure.

Good point, Jo. I'm just glad I figured out gluten wasn't working for me so quickly (thanks to my boyfriend actually who came up with the hypothesis).
post #177 of 541
Kerc - If I got you the information, would you be willing to pick up my race packet and send it to me? I would, of course, pay for shipping. I'm so sad about my missed races, missed dingo interactions, and stupid, stupid leg.
post #178 of 541
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I am struggling. I'm not even sure why. Last week I was, and I was so sure it was PMS-related because I felt so much better when AF finally showed up.
But here I am again, down and depressed. Tired. Overworked. Overwhelmed. Sad. Ugh.
DH got upset with me last night, then again this morning. This isn't our usual way of relating, and I feel like such a huge failure to deserve so much ire.
Aw, honey. You're not a failure, and you don't deserve ire. You sound stressed. Try to be really gentle with yourself, ok?
post #179 of 541
That is a bummer JayGee. I wish you had gotten conclusive answers.

Jo, it sounds like you said your peice at work and got a boost out of it. that your head stops spinning.

nemesis, I hope you find your happy place soon.

I am feeling stressed and cranky with dh gone. Things are not going grandly though I can't articulate any specific complaints other than children acting like children.

While I wrote this I saw at least 3 runners go past my window.
post #180 of 541
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Wow, just two? Lucky.
I swear, one of the first things I'm spending money on when I eventually have some is laser hair removal.

jaygee~Sorry you didn't get a more significant answer. I wonder if ashcav's gluten solution might help you...you've had problems with wheat before, haven't you?

plady~How's your leg today?


I survived the first day of school. To be honest, the classes really weren't that bad. Like, at all. Pathophysiology was even relatively interesting, although we'll see how long that lasts...I glanced at the chapter for Thursday's class and well, I ended up taking the majority of my notes on my laptop, so we'll see how that goes for studying. I really didn't take many notes for the Health Assessment class, between the fact that she had most of the pertinent info already on the slides and the fact that it's material that I already feel very comfortable with. I do have a ridiculous amount of reading to get done, so that's my goal for tonight, to get a significant amount of that done so that I can work on the discussion for my online class tomorrow. I think I've narrowed down my panic to the lab at this point, which I'll have Thursday afternoon. I don't know why, but I just get very, very nervous in those situations. It's one thing to be in a purely academic setting where I KNOW that I'm a good test taker and paper writer, it's completely different to have to role model and demonstrate techniques on an instructor, you know? I'm always so embarrassed or worried that I'm going to humiliate myself. Blech.

So, really, it was fine. It was a long day (3 hour class, one hour lunch, 3 1/2 hour class), but it went fairly quickly. I took DS out for dinner under the excuse of celebrating my first day of class. But really, I just didn't want to cook. Good thing tomorrow is a double workout day, since I got zero exercise and consumed mass amounts of not-good-for-me food tonight.
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